What are the risks and potential side effects of cheek fillers?

While cheek fillers are generally safe when performed by an experienced injector, it’s important to be aware of potential risks and side effects:

Common Side Effects:

  • Swelling and Bruising: Common after injections and usually subside within a few days.
  • Tenderness: The injection sites may be slightly tender to the touch for a short period.
  • Lumps or Bumps: Temporary lumps might be felt, but typically resolve in a few weeks with gentle massage.

Less Frequent Risks:

  • Vascular Occlusion: A rare but serious complication if filler blocks a blood vessel. This highlights the importance of choosing a highly experienced injector.
  • Asymmetry: Uneven filler placement can be corrected with adjustments by your injector.
  • Infection: Proper injection technique and aftercare minimize infection risk.

Importance of Open Communication: Discuss any medical conditions or medications with your injector at House of Aesthetics, as these may influence risks.

Have concerns about cheek filler safety? Discuss them during your consultation at House of Aesthetics in Huntington Beach or visit our Dermal Filler page for more information on potential side effects.

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